Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) Presents ‘It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.!’ This Friday, 12/11@7:30 PM

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HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group presents Holiday Improv Fun for Everyone THIS Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

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Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) presents It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.! A One-Night-Only Improv Show for Folks Ages 8 and Up! Donate a Children’s Book and Receive a Free Intermission Treat!

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective continues its 21st season by presenting a jingley-jangley one-night-only improv show with “It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.” featuring its popular improv group “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) THIS Friday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., in HCC’s Horowitz Center Studio Theatre.

Back Row: Autumn Kramer, Isabella Horvath, and Doug Goodin. Front Row: Tom Matera, and Diego Esmolo. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.
Back Row: Autumn Kramer, Isabella Horvath, and Doug Goodin. Front Row: Tom Matera, and Diego Esmolo. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.

Audiences are invited to put down the fruitcake, take a break from the hustle-bustle, and join W.I.G. for improv holiday fun for everyone (ages 8 and up)! W.I.G.’s improv show, under the direction of Susan G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston, will include joyful, hilarious and sentimental on-the-spot holiday storytelling, including audience participation for the kids!  Ring in the holidays with W.I.G.! View fun W.I.G. rehearsal images here!

Free Intermission Treat in exchange for Donating a Children’s Book:  Get into the wonderful spirit of the season by bringing to the show a new or gently used hard-cover children’s picture book (suitable for infants to five years old), which will be donated to Howard Community College’s Children’s Learning Center “Library for Little Readers,” and receive a free treat at intermission, courtesy of Arts Collective!

Back Row: Autumn Kramer, Isabella Horvath, and Doug Goodin. Front Row: Tom Matera, and Diego Esmolo. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.
Back Row: Autumn Kramer, Isabella Horvath, and Doug Goodin. Front Row: Tom Matera, and Diego Esmolo. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.

W.I.G. Cast: Douglas Beatty, Noah Bird, Diego Esmolo, Doug Goodin, Daniel Johnston, Autumn Kramer, Scott Lichtor, Thomas Matera, Apryl Motley, Shannon Willing, Sierra Young… and a few special surprise guests!

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$15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, military and students with identification.
—–No one under age of 8 admitted.
—–Seating is limited; purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.
—–Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office at 443-518-1500 or online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/950118

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

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 http://www.howardcc.edu/about-us/hcc-at-a-glance/locations-and-directions/campus-map.html

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Parking: West Garage is recommended. http://www.howardcc.edu/about-us/hcc-at-a-glance/locations-and-directions/campus-map.html

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OTHER DETAILS:
Details for this event… as well as AC’s 21st Season line-up: www.howardcc.edu/artscollective

Co-Directors S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston.
Co-Directors Susan G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston.

About the Directors: S.G. Kramer and Daniel Johnston
Inspired by so many wildly gifted artists, S.G. Kramer birthed W.I.G.’s truly unique style of improvisational storytelling over six years ago. Kramer and Johnston have worked side by side on W.I.G.’s vision since its inception (Kramer as W.I.G.’s coach and Johnston as performer as well as co-director).  Together, along with countless stellar improv artists, they have created and cracked open the magic that is W.I.G.!

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About AC’s “What Improv Group?!?!”

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AC’s What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) began its on-stage journey in February 2009. For over six years, W.I.G. has been about creating and exploring its unique underground take on improv and storytelling. W.I.G. not only performs at Howard Community College (shows, workshops, seminars, etc.) but have also had past guest appearances and workshops with the Baltimore Improv Festival, Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia Festival of the Arts, and the Howard County Theatre Festival.

Noah Bird and Sierra Young. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.
Noah Bird and Sierra Young. Photo by Bruce F. Press Photography.

Most notably, W.I.G. partnered with Steppenwolf West (Los Angeles) from day one, hosting three summer intensives (in 2009, 2010, 2012) featuring instructors Alexandra Billings, Eric Hunicutt and Susan G. Kramer.  This season, W.I.G. is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) and Howard Community College’s Creative Writers!

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About HCC’s Arts Collective

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Howard Community College’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective (AC) is a force to be reckoned with. AC is committed to offering diverse, innovative, awe-inspiring works across all genres from the classics to the cutting edge, pushing the artistic boundaries inside theatre, original works, musical theatre and more!  Established in 1994, AC is known for being one of area’s most outstanding and creatively alive artistic organizations. AC continues its commitment to performers and audiences by offering stellar experiences inside the theatre. AC supports, nurtures, and fuses collaborative relationships between all artists with and without experience, from students to guest artists, on and off the stage. View AC’s 21st Season line-up at www.howardcc.edu/artscollective.

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Press release is by Susan G. Kramer.